Welcome to my weekly letter page! I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sacramento, California.

Monday, May 28, 2012


This week was awesome. On Thursday we visited Steve and taught him about the Word of Wisdom. He told us he drinks a cup of coffee in the mornings, but he gave it up and handed his last can to us. Yay! We promised him that obeying this commandment from God will help him recognize the answers to his prayers. He is reading and praying to know if the Book of Mormon is true. Last week we challenged him to finish the Book of Mormon by June 2nd, and he's all the way into 3rd Nephi! Near the end of our meeting, we invited Steve to be baptized on the 9th of June. He said he'd pray about it. Isn't Steve awesome? We visited him again Saturday evening and taught him about fasting and how it can help him gain a testimony (Alma 5:45-46). I believe that he did fast on Sunday, and he really enjoyed church.
Our sacrament meeting on Sunday was amazing. A young woman's leader spoke on being steadfast and immovable. The knowledge of who we are, sons and daughters of God, will help us be steadfast and endure to the end. Her talk was amazing. Then our bishop spoke about the influence we have on other people. He is a teacher at a high school and this week they had a mock disaster, showing what can happened in a wreck with a drunk driver. They even life-flighted someone from the football field. A few days after the mock wreck, the people who "died" were asked to write a letter to their family as if they had died and read it in front of the school. What he wrote to his wife and young girls had a pretty powerful effect on the students, and he hopes that his knowledge of the Plan of Salvation will influence others for good. The talks and music in that sacrament meeting were amazing, and I felt the Spirit.
This week we have been busy with new investigators, teaching appointments, service opportunities, and strengthing the wards. I love being a missionary! It's just great. Last p-day we visited a gold museum with our district and slacklined at the park. It was so fun! (BTW, I can still walk a 20-30ft line) Elder Crager and I have been doing core workouts and running in the mornings. I love my companion. Write ya later!
PS we saw the Google Maps car this week! Cool, huh? Just driving around in little 'ol Plymouth. We drove up behind it in our silver corrolla, so soon we should be in streetview! Haha.

Elder Chris Andrew
California Sacramento Mission
8267 Deseret Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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Elder Christopher Andrew
California Sacramento Mission
8267 Deseret Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628